Easy banana muffins

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The best banana muffins that are easy to make.

The best banana muffins that are easy to make.


Muffins are the perfect grab and go breakfast. The ideal snack to pack in your child’s lunchbox. They are the answer to late evening cravings, with a glass of milk or a soothing herbal tea. Lighter than cake, sweeter than bread, muffins like our easy banana muffins satisfy your cravings while still being a pretty healthy option.

Making your own muffins is so easy; once you have the necessary equipment (basically a muffin tray), there will be no stopping you. And banana muffins are everybody’s favourite – especially mom’s and dad’s who wonder how the bananas they purchased went from being just right to almost overly ripe seemingly overnight! No worries, these easy banana muffins are best when made with very ripe bananas – the banana flavour is more intense and the flavour naturally sweeter.

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Ladenia Greek flatbread

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Ladenia, a Greek vegan tomato and onion flatbread.

Ladenia, a Greek vegan tomato and onion flatbread


Λαδένια. We are so happy to introduce you to what is probably one of our favourite summer meals. Ladenia (pronounced with the emphasis on the second syllable) is a recipe that brings us way, way back, and very far away. This was a recipe that our grandmother often made during our summer stays in Greece, and it was always such fun to sit around her wooden, rickety kitchen table and watch as she cut it into slices. Our eager hands and hungry bellies eyed each piece, carefully assessing them to see which was the largest, and which had slightly more toppings.

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Kefalotyri cheese crisps

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Oven baked cheese crisps made with Greek kefalotyri .

Oven baked cheese crisps made with Greek kefalotyri


Greeks love to have fun with cheese. We love to fry it, bake it and use it to top almost anything. Of course, we also like to serve it just as it is, and no party table is complete without at least one variety of delicious cheese, like feta, halloumi and kefalotyri. With such delicious Greek cheeses at our disposal, it is easy to understand the cheese obsession.

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Egg salad with feta and dill

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A healthy egg salad made with feta, Greek yogourt, lemon and dill, perfect for sandwiches.

A healthy egg salad made with feta, Greek yogourt, lemon and dill, perfect for sandwiches


Our father has always said that if you have eggs in the house, you have a meal. He is so right! We rely on eggs pretty frequently, and not only for breakfast (although eggs fried in olive oil is one of our favourite ways to start the day). Eggs can be part of a pretty substantial meal at lunch or dinner; our eggs with loukaniko and potato is a hearty, classic Greek omelette that proves that you don’t need to get too complicated to create something great in the kitchen.

Eggs are quick and handy too. When we are particularly organized we keep a few hard boiled eggs in the refrigerator, available for anyone who needs a protein-filled snack or a breakfast on the go. Just be sure to identify the hard boiled eggs with a pencil marking on the shell to distinguish them from the raw eggs! We know, we know! There are other ways to tell the difference between the two, but really, who has time and energy for that?

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Things to make with hard boiled eggs

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Greek Easter eggs
Really cool Easter eggs

Great recipe ideas for thing to make with hard boiled eggs


Easter is our favourite holiday. We love everything about it, and when it is over we find ourselves with lots of left-over hard boiled eggs! It’s a good thing that we love eggs, that they are nutritious, and that they are so versatile. Eggs are also a pretty economical way to add protein to your diet. Although we love eating hard boiled eggs just as they are, with a slight sprinkling of salt and pepper, we also love to make things with hard boiled eggs. Whether they are leftover from Easter or another occasion, or you are cooking them in anticipation of these recipes, we think you’ll love them all.

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Cod potato cakes

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Incredibly flavourful fish cakes made with cod, potato and lots of fresh herbs.

Incredibly flavourful fish cakes made with cod, potato and lots of fresh herbs.


Greeks have a special relationship with cod (bakaliaros) despite the fact that you don’t find fresh cod in the waters around Greece. Salt preservation and curing however have made Atlantic cod an important staple for many European countries, particularly for those people living in non-coastal communities. In fact, cod has been an important commodity in Europe and the other parts of the world for over 1,000 years.

For many in Greece, and the Greek diaspora, bakaliaros is the traditional food served on March 25th, to celebrate Greek independence from Ottoman rule, a day which also coincides with the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. To make this traditional meal, salted cod is soaked for days and then batter fried and served with skordalia (a potato garlic spread) and greens.

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Baked feta with orange and olives

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Easy Greek appetizer of baked feta with orange and olives to serve with bread or crackers.

Easy Greek appetizer of baked feta with orange and olives to serve with bread or crackers

Appetizers, or as meze as we call them in Greek, that come together quickly and get devoured even more quickly are a success in our books. Our recipe for baked feta with orange and olives is that kind of recipe. Made with only a few kitchen staples (yes, feta and olives should be a staple in your home, as should oranges) this is a winner of a recipe.

Something pretty magical happens to feta when it gets warmed up. It doesn’t melt necessarily, but it does get sensuously soft and perfectly spreadable. The creamy creation can then be spread over crostini, it can be scooped up with pita bread, and it can even be eaten with a spoon – no apologies, no excuses!

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Sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla

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An amazing way to get all the flavour of spanakopita with our sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla.

An amazing way to get all the flavour of spanakopita with our sheet pan spanakopita quesadilla


The flavours of spanakopita are out of this world. Anyone who thinks that they don’t like spinach has never had it mixed with feta and ricotta, the combination of which is then wrapped and baked or fried into a crispy package. There are so many different recipes for spanakopita and we have yet to try one we haven’t loved.

The only downside to making spanakopita is the time commitment. Opening your own phyllo is an art and it takes patience and practice. Using store-bought phyllo sheets is much simpler, but still requires a bit of care as you lay your sheets out and make little spanakopita triangles. But using tortillas? Well, this just is a game-changing technique!

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Loukaniko with kefalotyri

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Loukaniko, or Greek sausage, stuffed with kefalotyri, a delicious Greek cheese.

Loukaniko, or Greek sausage, stuffed with kefalotyri, a delicious Greek cheese


The Greek meze is a thing of beauty and loukaniko with kefalotyri is no exception. The variety and wealth of small plates available to enjoy with family and friends is endless and covers everything from vegan recipes like the famous fava from Santorini, to an endless array of pita (spanakopita always being a popular choice). You can serve marinated olives, little fried fish for the seafood lover and keftedes, or Greek meatballs, for the meat lover. All of this accompanied by something wonderful to drink, like straight ouzo, or a lovely ouzo cocktail makes feasting on small bites a very lovely thing to do.

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Honey mustard chicken wings

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Crispy baked chicken wings flavoured with honey mustard.

Crispy baked chicken wings flavoured with honey mustard


Honey mustard chicken wings are a classic wing flavour. Sticky, sweet, a little spicy from the mustard and added chili flakes, these are wings you’ll love. Because they are such a popular flavour, it is common to find frozen, ready to bake honey mustard chicken wings at the grocery store. Resist the urge. In our experience most frozen chicken wings are fatty and full of sodium. Once you learn how simple it is to make wings at home, you’ll be looking for excuses to make them.

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